Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Cause it makes me happy

I have posted another picture of this place taken at another time.  This was taken just the other day...it is nestled there with woods surrounding it.  Thus it is a challenge to get a decent photo.  This one has been fiddled with to bring out some of the color.  I would dearly love to stop and take loads of photos, but it is not a good place to pause for long.

There are all kinds of hostas all over creation...there are skulls hanging different place, and while I don't usually find that attractive, it sort of suits this place.  I told Roger an artist lives there.  Someone really has a good  eye....

I swear I think if we ever passed and there was someone out, I would want to stop and ask could I park in their drive and take pics.  I can never look all I want to look.

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I have been sitting looking back through my pictures...I have literally spent hours this night alone.  Looking at the pictures of Tootie from when she was a baby on....remembering all the good times we have had with her here.  Just kind of looking back over our life. Thinking about all the good times we have had, thinking it is going to be hard when Lo goes to school full time and cannot come at the drop of a hat if we get too lonesome for her. 

Looking and remembering all the drives Roger and I have taken...just so many memories in all the photos.  All these memories combined with things happening now brought this song to mind and I just have to share it.

 I know it is not the most popular.  Probably a lot of people have never heard of it, but is is one of my all time favorite songs and definitely my favorite of hers....so give it a listen if you want.



And if you don't want to listen, here are the words:

CITY STREETS
by Carole King

River wind is icy
Chills run through my bones
Tides of life are ebbing out
Between the cobblestones
The streets are on fire
With the burning sunrise
And over the water I look in vain
For love in someone's eyes

Oh, city streets
The stories that they tell
Oh, city streets
They can be heaven, they can be hell

Winter-colored morning
Gray and dirty brown
Reflecting the mood I'm in
Despair is all around
I long for sweet oblivion
To take me from my pain
Maybe bring me dreams of hope and faith
So I can break this chain

Oh, city streets
The stories that they tell
Oh, city streets
They can be heaven, they can be hell

Lovers with their arms entwined
Silhouettes against the light
A warm bed is waiting as they head home
After staying up all night
For them the city is magic
That's all they've ever known
I wish I could find the magic
But I'm scared and I'm feeling so alone

Oh, city streets
The stories that they tell
Oh, city streets
They can be heaven, they can be hell
Oh, city streets
The stories they have known
Oh, city streets, city streets, city streets

12 comments:

Montanagirl said...

That's an interesting looking home - lots of different stuff there! I'm going to have to come back and listen to the song...

Ginny said...

I love this house!!! And I remember the song, and like it better than some of her more famous ones. The words make such images in the mind, and are really good.

Ginny said...

I love this house!!! And I remember the song, and like it better than some of her more famous ones. The words make such images in the mind, and are really good.

EG CameraGirl said...

Listening to the Carole King song makes me glad that I live in a rural area where Nature can be such a great rejuvenator of the spirit.

Lorelei has been so much a part of your life these past few years, hasn't she? She still will be even though she's growing up and about to become more and more independent. ;)

don said...

A fine post of important things recalled that can usually only happen alone. I'm one who hadn't heart the song. Enjoyed the music and the lyrics.

Small City Scenes said...

Great song---I have always like carole King. Nice band too.

Them dang kids they do grow up don't they. My eldest Grand is almost 24 and graduated last June from Eastern wa. U. with a degree in Psychology. With honors yet. who'd of thunk the kid had it in him. LOL

Lynne said...

Many interesting things to see at this house with all the landscaping too. It would be fun to stop by and ask permission to take some pictures . . .

DeniseinVA said...

What a neat looking house, great photo! I also liked the song a lot and thanks for the lyrics. Great post as always :)

genie said...

I cannot even begin to imagine the talent it takes to write music and lyrics like these. It is such a beautiful song. Glad you got a kick out of the name I gave my quilt. I did think I was gonna go insane before I got all of those strips sewn to the little squares over and over again. Had the thing our in the yard strung from one end to the other. I would NEVER make another one.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

That's quite an eclectic, happy-looking place! :) I kind of like those cattle skulls back there.

I have never heard this song before, but I like it. Thanks for sharing it with us.

~Lindy

Caron said...

I'm listening to the song now. I've never heard it before. I think if someone has gone to all that effort to decorate the front yard, they might like having you stop to talk and take photos.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

oh my goodness..Carole King. I think that I had most of her lyrics to this or that album memorized years ago. Brings back memories :)

I used to go down to my grandparents ( who lived next door ) with my latest album purchased with babysitting money, lay on the couch listening to it with the album and words in my hand, and memorize.

LOL did they put earplugs in? :) They were into different music that is for sure :)

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